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Thermal and stress analyses for a high-level radioactive waste vault in crystalline rock

Thermal and stress analyses for a high-level radioactive waste vault in crystalline rock

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Published by Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactive waste disposal

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    Open LibraryOL22008357M

    The two most common causes of rock mass failure are structurally controlled gravity-driven failure and stress-induced failure. Usually, surface and near-surface rock excavations are subject to structurally controlled gravity-driven problems, but in deep rock spaces, the in-situ stress of the rock mass increases and the risk of stress-driven problems : Lauri Uotinen. The permanent disposal of high-level radioactive waste is one of the major technical hurdles that must be addressed if electrical power production by nuclear energy is to remain viable. The main challenge is that the waste must be effectively isolated from interactions with the biosphere for hundreds of thousands of years. A number of permanent disposal options have been proposed and reviewed Cited by: EURAJOKI, Finland -- The world’s first permanent nuclear waste repository is under construction on the small and tranquil island of Olkiluoto storage facility, named Onkalo, which.


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Thermal and stress analyses for a high-level radioactive waste vault in crystalline rock Download PDF EPUB FB2

High-level radioactive waste management concerns how radioactive materials created during production of nuclear power and nuclear weapons are dealt with. Radioactive waste contains a mixture of short-lived and long-lived nuclides, as well as non-radioactive nuclides.

There was reported s tonnes of high-level nuclear waste stored in the United States Crystalline Rocks as a Medium for Nuclear Waste Disposal of irradiated nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The repositories are supposed to be sited in seismically stable blocks. High-level waste (HLW) is a type of nuclear waste created by the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel.

It exists in two main forms: First and second cycle raffinate and other waste streams created by nuclear reprocessing.; Waste formed by vitrification of liquid high-level waste.; Liquid high-level waste is typically held temporarily in underground tanks pending vitrification.

Underground Repository Systems for Radioactive Waste: Safety-relevant Issues”, was held under EC and NEA auspices in Reims, France on June It was hosted by ANDRA, the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency. The workshop began with sessions of invited.

The Role of Crystalline Rock for Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste (HLW) The stress conditions in the host rock of HLW repositories, altered by construction and heat generated by the waste can cause large changes in groundwater flow, and failure of the repository.

These shortcomings reduces the barrier role of the rock and the Cited by: 1. A high-level radioactive waste disposal project is under way in Japan. Isolation of the radioactive waste in a rock formation at great depth is considered as one of the promising disposal methods.

Before proceeding with the disposal project, however, assessment of the long-term stability of rock mass surrounding waste packages is by: Transport of High-Level Nuclear Waste.

If the NRC licenses Yucca Mountain as the national repository, it will be necessary to transport spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste located throughout the country to the site. In Aprilthe DOE announced its decision to proceed with a “mostly rail”.

Define high-level radioactive waste. high-level radioactive waste synonyms, high-level radioactive waste pronunciation, high-level radioactive waste translation, English dictionary definition of high-level radioactive waste.

high-level radioactive waste; High-Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum; High-Level Relational Describer; High-Level. solid high-level waste would occupy approxi­ mately 3, cubic meters (ma) (Blomeke and Kee,p.

99), and accompanying intermedi­ ate-level wastes contaminated by transuranic elements would occupy a volume one order of magnitude larger than the volume of Cited by: Mr Rusche is the Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, US Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

Included in the Act are five key provisions: (1) to site, license, construct, and operate repositories for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste by ; (2) to establish the Nuclear Waste Fund so that owners and.

High-level radioactive waste must be stored for thousands of years before t decays enough not t be harmful to living tissue. U may be present in radioactive waste, humans use this isotope for nuclear power plants for energy through fission (b) The US Department of Energy recently chose Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the site for the deep.

High-Level Waste Disposal NRC's Yucca Mountain Licensing Activities. The NRC resumed work on its technical and environmental reviews of the Yucca Mountain application using available funds in response to an August ruling by the U.S.

Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries, based in Paris, France.

The mission of the NEA is to assist its Member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases.

As compared to high-level nuclear waste, low-level nuclear waste a. has longer half-lives b. includes spent fuel rods c. is contaminated with smaller quantities of radioactive material d.

Delage, P. () On the thermal impact on the excavation damaged zone around deep radioactive waste disposal, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 5, – Delage, P., Sultan, N. and Cui, Y.J. () On the thermal consolidation of Boom clay, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 37, –Author: A.

Selvadurai, A. Suvorov. High-level radioactive wastes are the highly radioactive materials produced as a byproduct of the reactions that occur inside nuclear reactors. High-level wastes take one of two forms: Spent (used) reactor fuel when it is accepted for disposal. Waste materials remaining after spent fuel is reprocessed.

Spent nuclear fuel is used fuel from a. One Step at a Time focuses on a management approach called "adaptive staging" as a promising means to develop geologic repositories for high-level radioactive waste such as the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

Adaptive staging is a learn-as-you-go process that enables project managers to continuously reevaluate and adjust the. New methods and approaches to studying the permeability of crystalline rocks based on physical and numerical experiments are considered along with the results obtained by them for rock samples taken from the likely sites of HLW and SNF repositories or depositories, including metavolcanites from the area of PA Mayak and granitoids from the Krasnoyarsk MCC by: 1.

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GEOLOGIC AND HYDROLOGIC CONSIDERATIONS FOR VARIOUS CONCEPTS OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL IN CONTERMINOUS UNITED STATES By E.

Ekren, G. Dinwiddie, J. Mytton, William Thordarson, J. Weir, Jr., E. Hinrichs, and L. Schroder OPEN-FILE REPORT This report is preliminary and has notCited by: 1. High-Level Radioactive Wastes by John R Grover Since the earliest days of nuclear energy, the management of radioactive wastes has been a major concern, both for the public and those engaged in the industry, particularly with regard to the release of radioactive materials to the environment and possible risks of contamination.

Storage in deep geological formations using a multi-barrier system is currently considered as the most feasible repository concept for high-level radioactive waste in the majority of nations.

Crystalline rocks are common for areas of dislocation of radiochemical enterprises in Russia and are the most probable media for construction of underground repositories of irradiated nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The repositories are supposed to be sited in seismically stable blocks with a low speed of vertical movements, where there is no volcanism and mineral by: 2.

HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE. by one of these plants in a year sells for more than $ million. Hence, if we divert only 1% of the electricity's sales price to waste disposal, we can spend $2 million to bury an amount of rock-like waste material that would fit under a dining room table.

Clearly, we. * High-level waste is the most dangerous one. It comes from the burning of uranium fuel in a nuclear reactor. It is highly radioactive and hot, requiring cooling and : Reuters Editorial.

see generally d. deese, nuclear power and radioactive waste (); k. harmon, inter-national source book: a compendium of worldwide programs in nucler energy supply and radioactive waste management research and development (); inter-agency review group on nuclear waste management, report to the president (tid.

GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE Disposing of the radioactive waste products from nuclear sites is one of the most difficult challenges for society in the 21st century. Internationally, it is now accepted that burying radioactive waste deep underground in a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) is the safest way to achieve this.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT OF STANDARDS FOR HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT TASK B REPORT EPA Contract No. Prepared by Arthur D. Little, Inc. Cambridge, Massachusetts March-August SOLIDIFIED REPROCESSING WASTE GOALS FOR HIGH-LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGE­ MENT A.

A voidance of Unnecessary Risk 1. TREATMENT 2. TRANSPORTATION 3. STORAGE 4. DISPOSAL B. Equitable Distribution of Risk DEVELOPING A RESPONSIBLE RADIOACTIVE WASTE MAN AGEMENT PROGRAM A. Military Reprocessing Waste B. High-Level Waste From Commercial Nuclear. Intermediate level waste can be highly radioactive items such as gamma radiography sources, old nuclear reactor components, stuff which is highly radioactive but not producing heat.

Spent reactor fuel etc. is also highly radioactive, but also produces heat and so needs to be cooled. This is high level waste. Since the U.S. has focused research and development activities relevant to the disposal of commercial used nuclear fuel and U.S.

Department of Energy (DOE) owned spent nuclear fuel and high level waste on the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

The term “high-level” nuclear waste has had its meaning changed in the U.S. over the years. At the present time the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has defined “high-level” very narrowly as mostly, but not entirely, spent fuel elements and reprocessed military wastes, such as sludges.

At present, in the geological disposal domain of high-level radioactive waste, little is known about microorganisms in deep underground geological environment in our country.

This paper introduces some interactions between microbiological and geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste. There is a huge biosphere in the deep underground, mainly held by : Xiao Ming Chen, Jie Zhu, Wei He, Xue Gang Luo.

Get the facts on HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE. The vast majority of high-level radioactive waste is the fuel from the hot core of commercial nuclear power plants. These irradiated fuel rods are the most intensely radioactive material on the planet, and unshielded exposure at close range gives lethal radiation doses in seconds or minutes.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT OF STANDARDS FOR HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT TASK D REPORT ASSESSMENT OF RELEASE MECHANISMS EPA Contract No. Prepared by Arthur D. Little, Inc. Cambridge, Massachusetts March for Long-Term Isolation VIII-1 Appendix D-IX Thermal Stress Cracking in Salt IX-1 viii LIST OF TABLES.

Safe disposal of radioactive waste, especially spent fuel, ex-military fissile materials and other forms of high-level waste (HLW), is one of the major challenges facing contemporary science. Currently, the internationally preferred solution is for geological disposal by interment in a mined and engineered, multi-barrier repository.

Geological repositories for the disposal of high level radioactive waste are designed to provide isolation of the waste from the human environment for many thousands of years. Monitoring the environment of such repositories is not therefore expected to reveal any.

Findings on High-Level Radioactive Waste Verbatim Quotations from Official Documents at present, there is an inadequate scientific basis upon which to build the technology of high-level radioactive waste disposal.

We are surprised and dismayed to discover how few relevant data are available on most of the candidate rock types even Thermal-mechanical modeling of deep borehole disposal of high-level radioactive waste.

Conference Arnold, Bill Walter ; Hadgu, Teklu Disposal of high-level radioactive waste, including spent nuclear fuel, in deep (3 to 5 km) boreholes is a potential option for safely isolating these wastes from the surface and near-surface environment.

Based on the diagenesis, classification and its physical, mechanical, and hydromechanical properties of fractured rock, this paper describes the current status of the fractured rock seepage models and their characteristics.

Especially from the point of the safety assessment of the geological disposal of the high level radioactive waste, the discrete fracture network model, the equilibrium Author: Ke Man, Xiao Li Liu, Ju Wang, Rui Su, Yong Qiang Zhu.

fuel being reprocessed. When managed as a waste, spent fuel will need to be conditioned into an acceptable waste form for deep geological disposal. In the s, the significant HLW forms were calcines, amorphous products resulting of the dehydration and denitration of the waste solution, different kinds of glasses, (phosphate and borosilicate).

The analytical results of the high-level radioactive waste glass were in good or fair agreement with the values estimated by British Nuclear Fuels plc, which were calculated from the analytical data of the high-level radioactive liquid waste and glass frit used in the production of the radioactive waste by: 8.Fig.

1 — Toxicity of high-level radioactive waste versus time. 8 The ordinate is the number of cancer deaths that would be expected if all the waste prouced by one large nuclear power plan in one year were eaten by people.

The individual curves show the toxicity of the individual radioactive species in the waste (as labeled), and the top black curve shows their sum, the total toxicity. In this process, Cs is adsorbed from high-level radioactive waste. 6) Solvent extraction Solvent extraction is a method of separating metal complexes, based on their relative solubility in two different immiscible liquids: high-level radioactive waste and an organic solvent.

In this process, Zr is extracted from high-level radioactive waste.